The Nigerian Stock Exchange will collaborate with the Principles for Responsible Investment to host a webinar on responsible investing and Economic, Social, and Governance integration. Themed ‘Responsible Investing: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nigerian investor’, the webinar would lay the foundation for engagements with investors and highlight the most pressing challenges and opportunities for advancing RI imperatives in Nigeria.
The NSE said in a statement that the event would be headlined by the Director, Middle East, and Africa, PRI, Ms Nicole Martens, and will feature the Divisional Head, Shared Services, NSE, Mr. Bola Adeeko; the Divisional Head, Trading Business Division, NSE, Mr. Jude Chiemeka; and the Director of Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, PRI, Ms. Anastasia Guha.
It said the speakers would share valuable insights on the international and regional trends in RI, as well as introduce participants to tools and resources available for implementing RI in Nigeria. Speaking about the event, Adeeko said, “At the Exchange, we are pleased to collaborate with PRI, the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment to deepen the capacity of investors within our ecosystem.
“For investors, there has been strong growth in sustainable, responsible, and impact-focused finance over the past two decades. In response to this, companies are making concerted efforts to improve engagement and provide the information needed by investors to make sound investment decisions.
“The NSE recognises its unique role in promoting the creation of investment instruments and adoption of practices that are focused on achieving environmental and social impact and we will, therefore, continue to provide platforms such as this webinar to foster engagement.” Martens was quoted as saying, “The PRI thanks the NSE for the invitation to co-host this webinar on the issues of Responsible Investing and we look forward to this discussion with Nigerian investors.